Ok, so you know how I said this little Sunday column was for honesty? I meant that. Which is why I’m gonna tell you, it’s been a long week. My husband has been working from home all week. We love having him here, but somehow, time slips away and the obstruction of our normal schedule has me so discombobulated that I don’t know what day it is! I even missed kickboxing on Thursday cause I didn’t realize it was Thursday till I went to bed that night and realized I had to teach a class the next day!
It rained. Finally. The kids are outside in their mud boots this morning, so excited for a reason to wear them. Yes, they’ll drag in enough mud to fill a bucket, but for now they’re really happy. So is the garden.
My tomato plants and green beans are blooming! I can’t wait to see the little fruits grow and ripen.
I replanted my lettuce and the herbs that the dog dug up and finally found some spinach seeds. I planted those and ordered some heirloom kale seeds online. I couldn’t find any kale seeds locally. The plan is to have so many greens we can’t eat them all and have to share.
On Fridays we gather with some other homeschoolers for some group classes. I’m teaching a cake decorating class for some junior high students and we’re having a blast. They’ve learned some basic techniques, borders, and flowers and even made icing roses one week. This week I brought cupcakes to decorate however they liked. I love how creative kids are and am so excited to show off their cupcakes.
We’re finally back to eating healthy after a week of being on the road and eating every meal out. Home cooked food is so good, especially healthy, fresh stuff like salad and greens.
This week I made one of my favorites… Italian beans and kale. It has lots of mushrooms which makes my husband really happy and the olive oil, white wine and red pepper flakes make the kale tender and oh-so-tasty!
I always serve this with roasted red potatoes. And of course they’re nice and crispy from the real butter.
On that note, I’m considering taking our three weeks of whole foods meal plans and recipes and making a small printable booklet for download. Anyone interested?